How to use this tool?

This free online converter lets you convert code from Vala to COBOL in a click of a button. To use this converter, take the following steps -

  1. Type or paste your Vala code in the input box.
  2. Click the convert button.
  3. The resulting COBOL code from the conversion will be displayed in the output box.

Key differences between Vala and COBOL

SyntaxVala has a syntax similar to C# and is influenced by C.COBOL has a verbose and English-like syntax.
ParadigmVala supports object-oriented programming and is based on GObject.COBOL is primarily procedural and supports imperative programming.
TypingVala has static typing with type inference.COBOL has weak typing and supports dynamic typing.
PerformanceVala compiles to efficient C code and provides good performance.COBOL is known for its efficiency and performance in handling large-scale data processing.
Libraries and frameworksVala has access to a wide range of libraries and frameworks, including GTK+.COBOL has limited libraries and frameworks compared to modern languages.
Community and supportVala has a smaller community and less support compared to mainstream languages.COBOL has a large community and extensive support due to its long history.
Learning curveVala has a moderate learning curve, especially for developers familiar with C# or C.COBOL has a steep learning curve due to its unique syntax and concepts.